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The TV looks like this on the 'Brilliance of the Seas' Royal Caribbean International ship:

back of the TV on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas

But then the TV says this: enter image description here

And there 's no "enter" on the remote. enter image description here

Would it be wise to bring a universal remote next time so that I could hit enter (suggestions)?

I asked at reception and they said that the remote control only worked with the digital system, not the TV, so I was hosed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Yes, I tried every possible button on the remote. Nothing worked. I also tried every possible button on the TV. No luck there either.
  • The model of the TV was Samsung Model UN26D4003BH, Type UN26D4003, made in Mexico in 2012.

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    There is an "Enter" button on that remote, just below 9. – vclaw Nov 8 '16 at 0:34
  • Thanks vclaw, but that 'enter' apparently goes to the digital system, not the TV. It certainly doesn't work. Believe me, I tried for hours to get this to work. I was on a 14 day cruise and had TONS of movies I brought, that I couldn't watch. I pressed every possible button on the remote and every possible button on the TV. – Dale Nov 8 '16 at 0:36
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    It's also possible that the TV does not have the capability of playing movies. The USB port may be for firmware updates to the TV. What's the TV brand and model? – DoxyLover Nov 8 '16 at 2:19
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    Did you try "OK"? – Calchas Nov 8 '16 at 8:20
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    @pnuts I'm pretty sure this is off topic at SU, they only entertain questions related to "normal" desktop computers. Smartphones, smart TVs, etc. are off-topic. It's a bit silly, because all these things are computers, and they can be "desktop" if you connect a keyboard and mouse. But that's how SU works. – Revetahw Nov 8 '16 at 13:07
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I've owned/operated a few 'smart' TV sets and invariably their firmware sucked: the UI was horrible, the interface was slow, few formats were supported, built-in subtitles failed to load, etc. Therefore the only real solution is to take an HDMI-capable device in your luggage. This can be a phone with an HDMI port, a laptop, a tablet, or a separate 'TV Box'. If you usually avoid taking your devices on vacation, I'd suggest grabbing a TV Box - some of them are smaller than a pack of cigarettes, weigh less than 200 grams, cost less than $50, and ship with a remote control.

While I'm sure some sort of a universal remote could solve your issue, I highly doubt it would be as convenient as a separate device.

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    Or a device for playing wirelessly from a phone or tablet. eg Miracast, or Chromecast. – vclaw Nov 8 '16 at 14:15
  • @vclaw This would also require carrying a separate box (far from all TVs support it) and wireless is always less reliable. I'd stick with a TV Box. – JonathanReez Nov 8 '16 at 14:45
  • A Chromecast is pretty small, so not much to carry, it doesn't need a separate remote control. Depends on what sort of media you are playing - if its already stored on your phone, I think its simplest to play it from there. – vclaw Nov 9 '16 at 11:35
  • @vclaw does Chromecast work if no Wi-Fi is available? E.g. can you set-up an ad-hoc network with just your phone and use it to stream content? – JonathanReez Nov 9 '16 at 11:54
  • @JonathanReez yes, with tethering, but you need two devices. – Belle-Sophie Nov 9 '16 at 14:19

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